FCANZ Response to the Blessing of Same Sex Relationships

Anglican Church League 9 May 2018
Family First Comment: Standing for truth…
“Here’s a response from The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand to the decision by the Anglican Church in NZ to allow the blessing of same-sex relationships: “We believe the General Synod has acted in a way which leaves behind biblical authority, the apostolic tradition, and the doctrine and practice our church has always held. Upon the passing of the motion General Synod members Rev. Jay Behan (Chair of FCANZ) and Rev. Al Drye immediately resigned. …”
The Pacific arm of the Anglican Church has opted not to support a move that could lead to the church officially recognising same-sex marriage.
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Here’s a response from The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand to today’s decision by the Anglican Church in NZ to allow the blessing of same-sex relationships:

“We believe the General Synod has acted in a way which leaves behind biblical authority, the apostolic tradition, and the doctrine and practice our church has always held. Upon the passing of the motion General Synod members Rev. Jay Behan (Chair of FCANZ) and Rev. Al Drye immediately resigned. …”

“It is with deep sadness that the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand (FCANZ) receives the news that General Synod/Te Hinota Whanui has passed the Motion 29 Report allowing the blessing of same-sex relationships. While we are thankful for the gracious spirit in which the debate was held, we disagree with the final outcome. We believe the General Synod has acted in a way which leaves behind biblical authority, the apostolic tradition, and the doctrine and practice our church has always held. Upon the passing of the motion General Synod members Rev. Jay Behan (Chair of FCANZ) and Rev. Al Drye immediately resigned.

FCANZ believes that God loves all people, from all walks of life, calling each of us to repent and have faith in Jesus Christ. Sometimes speaking of this love involves saying difficult things that run counter to the culture of today. However we remain convinced that it is good for all humanity and the only place for the church to stand.

In light of the decision of the General Synod we are ready to support people and parishes that cannot remain within this changed Anglican structure. We will work together nationally and internationally to provide fellowship and support as we look towards new ways and structures of ministering the unchanging good news of Jesus.”
READ MORE: http://acl.asn.au/fcanz-response-to-the-blessing-of-same-sex-relationships/

Pacific Anglican church says no to same-sex marriage
Radio NZ News 11 May 2018
The Pacific arm of the Anglican Church has opted not to support a move that could lead to the church officially recognising same-sex marriage.

Church leaders have been meeting in New Zealand for their biennial synod where various motions were debated.

A majority group of members supported a motion to allow bishops to authorise blessings of same-sex relationships.

However, Anglican churches in the Pacific opted out of the debate by passing a resolution that they would not vote on the issue.
READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/357064/pacific-anglican-church-says-no-to-same-sex-marriage

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